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August 24, 2009

Los Angeles county coroner says Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide

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Michael Jackson was the victim of a homicide, the Los Angeles county coroner has concluded. It has been revealed that Jackson was probably killed by an overdose of propofol and his doctor, Conrad Murray, is under investigation for manslaughter.

Murray told the Los Angeles Police Department that for the six weeks prior to the singer’s death he had administered a 50 milligram dose of the drug every night to help Jackson to sleep. He had begun to cut back on the dose after fearing Jackson was becoming addicted and for two days before the death gave him only lorazepam and midazolam.

The day of Jackson’s death, he said he injected the man with lorazepam, then tried midazolamsince amongst other drugs. Finally, he gave in to Jackson’s insistence upon propofol, giving him 25 milligrams before going to the toilet. Upon his return, Jackson was no longer breathing.

Investigators have not been able to find any trace of recorded propofol purchases by the doctor. It is also reported that another doctor had previously been approached by Jackson and asked to sell him the drug, but that doctor refused.


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